Education

Centers for Parents of Students with Disabilities Get Funding

By Michele Molnar — September 12, 2012 1 min read

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that more than $9.8 million in grants are being awarded to 16 states to operate 25 Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers for parents of students with disabilities.

The department also awarded $1.1 million for 11 Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in nine states and Puerto Rico.

The education department now funds 101 information centers for parents of children and youth with disabilities.

Every state has at least one PTI that helps parents as they work to ensure their children receive a free, appropriate public education as guaranteed by federal law. In addition, CPRCs provide services to under-served parents of children with disabilities in targeted communities throughout the country.

For a full list of parent training and information centers funded by ED, check out the Parent Center Network website.

A version of this news article first appeared in the K-12 Parents and the Public blog.